President Abe Helal opened the meeting at 12:30 pm and requested everyone silence all cell phones.
 
President Abe Helal led us all in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Secretary Nicole Butler called names of guests and visiting Rotarians.
Guest
Sponsoring Rotarian
Occupation/Specialty
Graham Pruitt
N/A
VP of Mortgage Lending
Esosa Edosomwan
Lisa McGurdy
Producer
Martina Piloni
N/A
 
Michele Bailo
Erminia Scarcella
Dr., M.D.
Amanda Silva
N/A
 
David Manthos
N/A
Consultant
 
Sergeant-at-Arms Sterling Hoffman then announced the birthdays and anniversaries.
 
The guest speaker was introduced, W. Gregory Wims, Rotary District 7620 Governor - Greg Wims is a 6th generation Marylander with 49 years of volunteer service to the community. He has served on many nonprofit boards, Un. of Maryland Dental School, Universities at Shady Grove, Montgomery College, YMCA, Kennedy Center and Boys and Girls Club just to name a few. He presently serves on the Congressional Bank Board in the Metro Washington DC area. He founded the Victims’ Rights Foundation 21 years ago to help victims of violent crime. They just opened a preschool in Kenya 6 months ago. Greg is a Paul Harris fellow and a Paul Harris Society member. He is a member of the Bethesda Chevy Chase Rotary Club. He is married to Michelle and has three children and two grandkids. Please welcome Greg Wims, District Governor.
Following an engaging question and answer session, President Abe Helal presented the tree certificate to the speaker.
 
President Abe Helal adjourned the weekly meeting with final remarks at 1:30 p.m.